Taking Control of Neck Pain
Common causes of neck pain include watching TV, using a computer, reading a book, or talking on the phone, especially with the receiver held on your shoulder or under your chin. Fortunately, this pain usually subsides within a short period of time, particularly if you discontinue the offending activity for a while.
On the other hand, chronic neck pain, the kind that doesn’t go away or that keeps “coming back,” can be a far more serious and debilitating problem.
Chiropractic treatment for neck pain is highly effective and is often combined with specific strengthening exercises. Active exercise can include postural exercises, stretching to reduce muscle tension, and cervical muscle endurance/coordination training. Home care is important to supplement in office treatment to maximize your results. Our patients that are active with their home care report greater satisfaction, reduction in pain severity, and improvements in working ability.
If neck pain’s putting a crimp in your day, it’s about time you did something about it. For more information on neck pain and the various treatment options available to you, call us at (919) 790-2288 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Patrick.
Source: To Your Health newsletter